METAL BARS OR MENTAL BARS...
There is a story that comes from Russia of the BEAR THAT WAS FOREVER TRAPPED.
There had been a great fire that burned miles of forest in Russia. Much of the wild life
had been destroyed.
There was a truck traveling along the edges of the destruction and
Contributed by Greg Burcham on Sep 2, 2016
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” Revelation 3:20 NKJV
What a beautiful verse! Jesus declares His desire to be your Savior and friend. This verse comes at the end of Christ’s rebuke of
Contributed by Joe Bertone on Jul 23, 2012
$3 WORTH OF GOD
I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please.
Not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep,
but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk
or a snooze in the sunshine.
I don’t want enough of God to make me love a black man
or pick beets with a migrant,
I want ecstasy, not
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Feb 21, 2012
IT COSTS SOMETHING TO BE CHRISTIAN
"It costs something to be a true Christian. Let that never be forgotten. To be a (lukewarm) Christian, and go to church, is cheap and easy work. But to hear Christ’s voice, follow Christ, believe in Christ, and confess Christ, requires much self-denial. It will
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 5, 2011
A DYING CHURCH
An artist was once asked to put on canvas what he considered to be the picture best symbolizing a decaying and dying church. After several months, he returned and reported that he had finished the task. The hour finally arrived when the painting was to be unveiled. Several people
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 26, 2011
THE CHURCH WITHOUT OUTREACH
Fred Craddock tells the story of his first church. It was a beautiful little white church on a hill in Oak Ridge, Tenn. The church was beautifully maintained. The pews had been hand-hewn from giant poplar trees that had grown nearby. Little kerosene lamps on the walls
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 20, 2011
WHY DON'T THEY LET HIM IN?
A picture of the Lord Jesus knocking at the door of a heart was taken one day by a parish visitor to a house where a father and mother lived with their small son. Some impulse made the mother pin the picture up in their little kitchen, and when the small boy came in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 10, 2010
Calvin Miller teaches in Birmingham, Alabama, at the Beeson Divinity School. He recently wrote a provocative article entitled, "Rethinking Suburban Evangelism," on the challenge taking the gospel to people who sense no need: "Suburbia: the push-button Zion of those who have
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 19, 2009
Marks of a Healthy Church
Walt Disney was a dreamer. His crowning vision was EPCOT; Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. He envisioned the perfect city of 20,000 using all of the most modern advances technology. One problem, Walt Disney died before his cream was ever realized. His dream
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2009
"I AM HIS!"
President Theodore Roosevelt, was a charismatic figure who made quite an impression on people. One journalist, William Allen White, wrote of his first meeting with Roosevelt in 1897:
"He sounded in my heart the first trumpet call of the new time that was to be... I had never known
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
PASSION AND PRODUCTION
There were a group of people standing outside a very large and ornate cathedral in Europe and they were admiring the very fine craftsmanship, the detail work, the care and the love that seemed evident in building such a fine place to worship a loving God. One of the men
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Knock, Knock... Who’s There?
An excuse often given by those who refuse to receive the gospel of Christ is, “Later, I am not ready yet.”
Nevertheless, Jesus says, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him and he with
Contributed by Dj Castilleja on Jun 11, 2007
One time I went to a my favorite Mexican restaurant. I just couldn’t wait to get there. My stomach was growling and my mouth was salivating. I sat down in my favorite booth and ordered my favorite Mexican dish. Minutes later they brought it out. Cheese enchiladas with sides of beans and rice.
The way to stay free from sin
Is to stay committed to God
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 20, 2005
According to an old fable, a man made an unusual agreement with Death. He told the Grim Reaper that he would willingly accompany him when it came time to die, but only on one condition—that Death would send a messenger well in advance to warn him.
Weeks winged away into months, and months into
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 25, 2001
"Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved." - Matthew 24:12-13
On the night of March 29, 1848, Niagara Falls completely and mysteriously stopped flowing. The estimated 500,000 gallons of water that customarily rushed